An updated version of this process:
I made this new version using the assets I had from the original process.
Back when I shared this on patreon a year ago the process is divided into 3 different post, because I was updating the info as I was working on it. I ultimately changed the way I showed the process in favor of a new layout. I also had no particular format at that time, so you couldn’t expect any flashy presentations.
Take a look if you’re curious:
Since I only had 1 patron at the time almost nobody saw it, also my old scanner broke during that time so I had to take a picture of the pencil sketch you’re seeing. Now the original process is nothing special, but it’s another example of how one can learn by trying and improving upon a basic idea.
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|Original characters I’ve shown to the public so far
What started as an Izanna family pixel artwork ended up becoming a complete character roster.
Since I already had the girls, I thought I could add all the characters I’ve made so far (even minor ones). As soon as I had all the sprites, I added the Gameboy Color frame to complete the “retro game” theme.
I pretend to keep updating this list as soon as I create a new character. I think it’ll be a good and unique way to keep track of all the creations I’ve released to the public. I think I missed a couple, but some of them either need a redesign or a new concept entirely.
(I included two versions of Jazmint because, at this point in time, I haven’t decided her final color palette)
Moral of the story: overthinking everything can ruin your life and the life of others…
Patreon Post: Link
The newest comic strip is finally here, this time starring one of Amanda’s peculiar possessions, her pet fish Ricardo.
With this series of comics I’ve been trying to expand what we know about this family, and I’ve also been trying to include some fantasy elements to it. I think from now on, I’m gonna try to have fun with the possibilities, defying common sense if necessary, to see what I can come up with.
I hope you like it 🙂
This is still part of the process of understanding Tabby’s attitude and playful behavior.
Tabby is really competitive and she LOVES to win, so you don’t have to be surprised if she takes this type of attitude when she defeats a rival or an “unbeatable” foe: “You underestimated the power of the great and mighty Tabby!”
It took around 10 frames of animation, compared to the original 4 frames that were in the original flipnote. I had to add them because in a higher resolution the in-between frames that were missing were more noticeable. I decided to leave the final animation in a lower resolution because the animation runs smoother.
I would say that it’s a good result being my first attempt. I notice certain elements that can be improved or simplified, things that I could’ve made differently, but we’ll save that for the next project.
Hope you like it 🙂
Look at Tabby, so full of herself! as you can see, I’m still experimenting with her expressions and playful behavior.
I won’t lie when I say that I always wanted to have a character that was able to reenact the “ojou laugh”… and after doing this, I think she’s the chosen one!
This isn’t the only way she laughs by the way, but it fits well for certain situations.
Isn’t she the cutest?
This comic was based on a rough concept art that I shared as a Patreon exclusive a couple of months ago, I thought it was about time to reveal one of Tabby’s special skills, and I wanted to do it in the cutest way possible.
I also made a little Flipnote animation based on one of the panels of the comic:
Originally shared on Patreon on December of 2015: Link
While I was checking my old files the past year, I found a sketch of what it appears to be the first Tabby sketch I ever made.
Despite officially creating the character around 2010, I can’t help but see the resemblance between Tabby and this unnamed character I made back in 2007, I guess it’s a good thing I keep this stuff around with specific dates.
Based on this, I like to think that Tabby was there from the start, waiting around the corner for her time to shine 😀
Another interesting fact is that I wanted to settle Tabby’s birthday in April, even before seeing the sketch (either 7th or 14th of April). I was pretty shocked to see that this drawing was made really close to those dates, so I think I’m gonna use that date because literally that’s the day she was born.